Officials in the United Arab Emirates report detecting and stopping attacks originating from Egyptian ISPs, evidently the work of hacktivist supporters of deposed President Morsi disgruntled by Emirati coolness toward the former regime.
The Syrian Electronic Army returns with an attack against California-based mobile messaging service Tango.
Chinese government cyber operations turn against Falun Dafa activists and neighboring nations' militaries. Huawei, facing security investigations in the UK, unconvincingly seeks to dismiss former US DCI Michael Hayden's warnings about the company's alleged espionage as mere shilling for Motorola.
Black Hat opens this coming weekend, and researchers have begun to preview vulnerabilities. Among the most interesting reports is Security Research Lab's discovery of significant vulnerabilities—involving weak encryption—in SIM cards. Other researchers will describe vulnerabilities in security devices.
Ubuntu Forum was hacked over the weekend, and essentially all registered users' credentials have been exposed. Canonical advises users to change passwords immediately.
Apple's Development Center was also shut down late last week due to the activities of an "intruder." (A Turkish grey hat claims to be that intruder. He says he meant no harm and was only trying to report bugs.)
Quantum Dawn 2 is over, with the results of the financial industry's cyber drill expected to become public in a few weeks. Meanwhile South Korean researchers conduct a similar exercise to improve the security of that country's markets.
The US Congress continues its increasingly frosty assessment of NSA surveillance activities. More Australian, Canadian, and German cooperation with NSA comes to light.